Please find a short video explaining the background and rational of using Maths Through Stories, as a powerful way and engaging way to teach Mathematical concepts.
Mama Bear wants to make her special Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie, but it’s up to her four cubs to gather enough nuts, berries and seeds. Three of the cubs go at it with gusto, adding up their treasures by arranging them in groups of tens and ones. But they don’t have enough! Will their little sister – the one who spent the afternoon skipping, running and turning cartwheels – come through and save the day? Learning how to regroup numbers is essential for solving more advanced addition problems
Please find lesson plans to accompany ‘A Fair Bear Share’ to share with your learners
A Fair Bear Share
Research-based, Maths through Stories, is an engaging and creative way to teach and learn mathematical concepts.
‘Dinosaur Deals’ is a story that is based on Equivalent Values and is aimed at P3/4. We have created some lesson activities that you can use with this story and some additional information you may find useful.
We are delighted to confirm a series of Stephen Graham webinars for FVWL primary and English teachers on 28th May, 4th and 11th June (9.30 – 11am). Please sign up by email: CLjadam@glow.sch.uk
Please have a look at our short video introducing the use of Cuisenaire rods. This is a precursor to a series of tutorials that we will be leading about how you can use Cuisenaire rods with your learners, both in the classroom and remotely.
Reciprocal reading is a structured approach to teaching strategies (questioning, clarifying, summarising and predicting) that students can use to improve their reading comprehension. The strategy is based on robust research examining what effective teaching and learning in literacy looks like and practitioners will develop a deeper understanding of pedagogical approaches that engage learners and lead to improved outcomes.
Marc Andrew is a primary school teacher who loves using technology to support learning and teaching.
Education Scotland’s Professional Learning and Leadership Team offered Marc the opportunity to share his experience with a wider audience via a blog where he shares some of the key lessons he learned from his first week of teaching from home.
There are some great tips for communicating with parents whose first language is not English.
Watch the video to hear Marc discuss his top ten tips for teachers supporting home learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Schools already encourage parents to read with their children , but additional tips, support, and resources can make a significant difference to making it more effective. Research evidence indicates that promoting the development of reading habits with parents is worth our effort.
Access the EEF blog here to read how schools can offer parents accessible tips to engage in sustained, effective book talk.